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  • June 22, 2017

    ACOG Revises Breast Cancer Screening Guidance: Ob-Gyns Promote Shared Decision Making

    Today, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) released its updated breast cancer screening guidance for average-risk women. ACOG’s revised guidelines continue to underscore the importance of screening mammography and its role in early detection of breast cancer and consequent reduction in mortality. Among the changes, however, is an emphasis on patient–provider shared decision making to help women make informed, individualized decisions about when to start screening, the frequency of screening and when to end screening. 

  • June 22, 2017

    Ob-Gyn Awareness of Sex Workers’ Health Risks During Routine Visits is Essential

    New guidance from The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists was released today recommending ob-gyns screen all patients for sex work in a nonjudgmental manner during sexual history-taking. The goal of increasing recognition of this population is to increase their access to preventive care.

  • May 26, 2017

    ACOG Congratulates Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the new Director-General of WHO

    The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) extends sincere congratulations to Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as he steps into the role of Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO).

  • May 23, 2017

    Ob-Gyns Play Key Role in Diagnosing and Treating a Common Condition in Female Athletes

    Ob-gyns have an important role to play in the health of female athletes, according to the latest guidance released from The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Menstruation is a key vital sign, as well as an important factor in recognizing a medical condition observed in physically active girls and women known as the female athlete triad.

  • May 8, 2017

    Haywood L. Brown, M.D., Becomes 68th President of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

    Today, Haywood L. Brown, M.D., of Durham, North Carolina, became the 68th president of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), based in Washington, D.C. In assuming this role, Brown also became the president of The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

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